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Making the List - Vanderbilt Kudos

July 2009

For the first time, Vanderbilt has been named one of the top 100 best places to work in the United States in Fortune magazine’s annual survey, and it is the first educational institution to ever be named to the list. The ranking encompasses approximately 21,000 employees at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Medical Center. More than 81,000 employees from 353 companies responded to the survey nationwide, and a wealth of further information is submitted by management. The survey was conducted by Fortune in conjunction with the Great Place to Work Institute, based in San Francisco. The full list can be accessed at www.greatplacetowork.com.

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was ranked No. 15 on a listing of best children’s hospitals in the country by Parents magazine, the third national accolade earned in the past year. The rankings are based on a 250-question survey of the hospital’s performance, including patient outcomes, staff qualifications, patient safety efforts, research and the number of complex procedures performed. The listings were published in the February issue of Parents.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been recognized for the first time among the top 100 U.S. hospitals that are setting the nation’s benchmarks for cardiovascular care in a study by Thomson Healthcare. The study appeared in the Nov. 17, 2008, issue of Modern Healthcare and examined the performance of 970 hospitals by analyzing clinical outcomes for patients diagnosed with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and angioplasties. Vanderbilt was one of 30 winners among teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs.

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